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are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans are calling for sebelius to step down or be fired. president obama will talk health care in boston this afternoon. he will compare his act with the health care plan in massachusetts implemented by governor romney. the plans similar and romney's version had rollout problems, too. >> you can access health insurance marketplace through cover california with the link on our website along with other valuable information at abc7news.com. >> a state committee will hold a hearing next week to look into the deaths of two bart workers kyle while they were on strike. they want to get to the bottom of the acc
joined a growing list of u.s. allies demanding answers from the obama administration when it comes to spying. the spanish government summoned the ambassador to discuss allegations of collecting data on 60 million spanish telephones over one month this past december. using information leaked by nsa contractor edward snowden, a spanish newspaper reported the nsa collected numbers and locations of the phone calls, but not actual content. this after learning that the nsa has also been tuning into the communications up dirty five world leaders. now the european union parliamentary delegation is preparing for a visit to the u.s. to express concerns over nsa surveillance tactics. political commentator sam sacks brings us more. >> german intelligence officials will come to washington dc to demand answers from the white house about surveillance on chancellor angela merkel. is a marked the partner from just a few months ago, when germany was defending its foes cooperation with the nsa. that was after edward snowden leak in june that the nsa was collecting a half ilya and telephone and intern
what they're doing to motivate them. and why the obama administration says it's so important. >> the obama administration wants young people to sign up for obama care -- >> because of my income as a student. >> so now in an effort to woo healthy young people-- the white house is pushing a new study that shows nearly half of uninsured americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can get health insurance plans for less than 50 bucks a month. >> ultimately you need the young healthy people to be enrolled in order to keep the risk pool balanced and insure that you've got affordable premiums in the long run. >> without young people-- premiums could spike - or worse - too many sick, costly patients would be enrolled and the system could fail. but what's the incentive for a young person to sign up? with a problem plauged website -- signing up online has been a headache-- and for someone who is young and completely healthy. they may not feel the need to get insurance. but president barrack obama thinks otherwise. he made his case in a recent interview on fusion-tv. >> i kind of remember w
administration in charges of the troubled obamacare faces questions by the house of representatives ways and means committee and whether she saw the problems ahead. lawmakers want to know if they can trust the promise that things will run smoothly by end of november. in democrats have joined republicans in calling for a one year infallment -- installment for next pan -- for tax penalty. >> hurricane level winds knocked down trees and left hundreds of thousands without tower in england. with at least five deaths reported in united kingdom, six in germany and one in denmark and the netherlands. >> limiting screen time no longer means just tv. doctors have a tough new prescription that may have you setting the timer when your child plays angry birds. >> a son california city wants the city to give the makers one saus everyone deserves a better car. and now, during the "sign then drive" sales event, t volkswagen we believe you're closer to yours than ever. like the turbocharged tiguan the midsize passat or the 34 highway mpg jetta. and every new 2014 volkswagen comes with no-charge scheduled
"satisfaction." a big change in policy for the obama administration over the spying scandal. >> tiger woods just lost a big at kaiser permanente we've reduced serious heart attacks by 62%, which makes days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org and thrive. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> good morning, it is the last tuesday of october. looking to san francisco, mike says there is a "chance" of rain in the southern bay area today. he explain ahead. >> senate intelligence committee sharewoman senator feinstein is calling for a review of all intelligence allegations over n.s.a. spy on angela merkel and she was not told. her committee was not sa
perez. >>> all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed reports u.s. intelligence has listened in on the phone conversations of the leaders of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the reports are very disturbing. friends don't spy on friends. >> reporter: or do we? is spying on friends still going on? >> is the united states now listening in on the phone conversations of friendly presidents and prime ministers? >> john, i'm not going to get in to discussions of specific activities, intelligence gathering activities. >> we are listening in to t
in washington, dc, of the obama administration, is taking the hotseat to take questions on the rollout of the obamacare website. thanks if joining us on this wednesday. >> first up, we will get you a prehalloween forecast. >> good morning, everyone. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar returns and clouds. we have a few out there with fog in the in the bay. watch out for that. the day planner, the bay is partly cloudy with temperatures at 48. we will be in the upper 50's at noon with high clouds and sun and bright we today. we will top out in the low-to-mid 60's at 4:00 and 57 at 7:00. inland, fog in the north and upper 30's to low 40's in most neighbors and 60 at noon and mid-60's below average this afternoon. dress warmly in the evening. we will drop into the 50's. at the coast, it is dry. a few clouds. it will be 46. mostly sunny in the afternoon, mid-to-upper 60's. enjoy. >> we have heavy remark with berkeley trying to recover at this hour along the east shore freeway with heavy traffic over the altamont pass. focusing on the berkeley drive westbound along 80 through richmond tow
out by the new law. reportedly, the obama administration has known about this for the past three years. the white house says in most cases those with canceled policies will be automatically shifted to plans with better protections. >>> and here in california, the director of the state health program says he plans to reveal enrollment numbers in mid- november. peter lee says once the figures are posted, they will be very detailed broken down by city, age of enrollees and which kind of plans they have selected. >>> barry bonds is, again, trying to get his obstruction of justice conviction overturned. yesterday, the home run leader's legal team filed a question with the circuit court of appeals in san francisco to reconsider the refusal to overturn his conviction. last month, the three-judge panel upheld the conviction linked to the balco steroids scandallal. they are -- scandal. they are asking for an 11-judge panel to reconsider the case. >>> partly to mostly cloudy and cool temperatures in store for your afternoon. giving you a look outdoors, partly sunny skies in san francisco and the
. it saved his life. the dramatic story coming up. >>> the obama care administration rethinking its approach to the nsa spying scandal. the president ordering a full review of intelligence operations, specifically where foreign leaders are concerned. let's bring in jim sciutto who's following developments live in washington. >> reporter: the white house taking a hard look at the benefits and costs of this surveillance. this is part of a review that began this summer, the same review which is how the white house said the president first learn of spying on foreign leaders. administration officials saying the president did not know she was a target and would not know specific targets but another u.s. official telling cnn that he would have had to know about the framework of such surveillance programs including the country's target. still very hard questions for the administration to answer here. the president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. al lies, like germany's chancellor angela america. but in an interview with fusion, he both defended -- >> the nationa
:30. coming up - the accusations that some abandoned at a bay areathen. the obama administration is facing serious problems on two different fronts. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? >> now at 5:30. the owners of a nursing home in castro valley, say they'll fight to re-open. a criminal investigation continues into how a dozen patients were abandoned by their caregivers. for several days. those residents - some of them bedridden or in wheelchairs - are safe tonight.either with family or at local hospitals after being evacuated saturday. kron4's maureen kelly says the facility where they were living has a long history of problems. >> reporter: yellow crime scene tape still blocks the driveway at the valley manor community care home.the residential care home was in the process of being shut down by the state.the operators.hermin
on the obama administration's health insurance website. sebelius told the house energy and commerce committee she apologizes for access problems that have been "miserably frustrating" for many americans and said she's accountable for fixing them - by the end of november. she added that the system is female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you
. >>> the obama administration is also trying to regain america's trust after the botched rollout of his health insurance website. today, the official in charge made a public apology on capitol hill. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people and it is not acceptable. >> tavenner apologized to the millions of americans who have been unable to buy insurance under the new health care law. she's the first obama administrator to testify before congress about the website debacle. she was grilled by lawmakers. she promises the glitches will be fixed. kathleen sebelius will testify tomorrow. >>> it's always big news around here. 100 days and counting until the start of the 2014 olympics. this time it's in sochi, russia. like so many other olympic games, the bay area will be well represented. nbc's janelle wang introduces us to a few of our local athletes who have golden dreams of bringing home the gold. and they train year-round. we tune in in february, but they train all the time. >> yes, they do, and they train hard. as of right now, we
the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes
supporters ofand they've hacked other high- profile accounts and >> ofthe obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director peter lee. >> this is great, this is very clear for us to be able to do or marketing. and if you want to wait until 2014? you will not get a penalty if you sign between open enrollment. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the presi
learned that the obama administration was warned in september that the obamacare website wasn't ready to go live. in this report for the previous month transmitted to the government by one of the contractors, cgi. >> reporter:the report gave "the highest priority" to things in plain language like "we dont have access to monitoring tools" "not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing"and "hub services are intermittently the 'site's not working sometimes'. >> reporter:cgi saying back in september place to alert whenever the hub goes down. >> reporter:back on capitol hill on tuesday the head of cms, the centers for medicare and medicaid services, responsible for the big fail on the launch of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >>
's testimony marked the second day in a row that house members rounded up obama administration officials over the health care.gov debacle. >> who was in charge as it was being built? >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: the health and human services secretary assured lawmakers technical problems with the site would be fixed by november 30th and tried to calm privacy concerns. >> the highest security standards are in place, and people have every right to expect privacy. >> there was a security breach that arose recently. >> and we immediately corrected that problem. >> reporter: she also took fire for promises made by the president, that individuals who liked their insurance could keep it, after reports millions are being forced to find new plans. >> why was that change made, and did the president know of it? >> there was no change. >> reporter: she insisted many are grandfathered into old plans, and those who aren't will get better coverage. president obama will likely make similar arguments as he heads to boston today. he is expected to tell the american peop
. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the obama administration facing more questions on the glitches of the government's health care website. we'll go to capitol hill. >>> plus, the hot sauce sriracha is sweeping the nation, but the company behind the sauce is feeling the heat. >>> and actor will arnett will be in the studio to tell us all about his new sitcom, "the millers." >>> one final note. congratulations to our own bob schieffer. the host of cbs's "face the nation" was presented with the walter cronkite award for excellence in journalism by the university of arizona tuesday. it recognizies leading journalists, and that he is. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4- >>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> good morning, it's wednesday, october 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 on your "hump day" and we're going to get you out the door with traffic and weather
. industry experts say for everyone, the best get to c >> thanks, janet. the obama administration is thinking seriously this morning about ending surveillance programs. . . . leaders. the a allies are said they'y're fufurious the national secu >> sources tell "the los angeles times" that the obama white house did approve many of those oppositions. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> good morning, norah, and to charlie. european lawmakers tell us they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa and want to know what was done with it. they'll hold meetings at the white house and the state department today. but some of these questions are going to be hard to answer as we just begin to realize how far the surveillance program reaches. >> reporter: president obama said there should be additional constrains on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity to continue to develop and expand, and that's why i'm initiating now a review t
allegations of nsa spying on euro allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. cristina mutchler has more on the latest u-s spy scandal. >> u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european area. they seek answers on the latest allegations of spying. there reported that the in as a monitor calls of 35 l. they have a document of a in as a leader and workefrom a nsa leakd snowden. the surveillance one of for over a decade in one newspaper reported that president obama was aware of it in 2010 and allowed it to continue. others have stated that the president knew nothing of this. >> much of this is a discarded. >> but this has not stopped serious fallout. they made an angry phone call to the president and that it has shaken their confidence with the united states. germany was in their own intelligence officials to washington looking for explanations. it remains to be seeing a pfennig in washington says will quieted their anchor. >> their anchorger. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. a drive-by shooting at a halloween party in sacramento least one person dead and as many
plagued roll out of the affordable care act website. today for the first time a member of the obama administration is apologizing for the website's botched launch. the federal official overseeing that healthcare.gov faced tough questions from a key house committee. she began with a blunt statement. >> reporter: as far as free review of obama care. >> getting an assessment of obama law. >> reporter: or a witchcraft stake out. >> democrats want to make it work, republicans don't. >> reporter: house lawmakers, probed, praised or picked it apart. >> we're only four weeks into this one and already declaring it dead. >> now we're told everything will be okay very soon. why should the american people believe you now. >> reporter: the woman in charge of the problem plagued obama care website in her testimony a major maricopa to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. >> reporter: if you like your health care plan, you will be able to kee
lipoff reporting from new york. >> new information now tonight that the obama administration was given warning a month before the launch of its troubled health care web site it was not ready to go live. that is accord toing a report obtained by cmn. one warned the main contractor didn't have access to necessary monitoring tools. officials testified today on capitol hill she didn't foer see this problem. medicare and medicaid chief made an admission >> i want to apologize the web site has not worked as well as it should. >> critics of the affordable care act says the web site is just one of obamacare flaws. >> problem isn't just the web site. it's the whole law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. >> health and human services secretary will testify about the web site problem tomorrow, and is expected to vow to fix issues. >> much has been written about new ab siddized rates. important is the free care now available to more people under medical. >> this is a huge part of the story that largely is going untold. i'm glad we have an opportunity to talk
. >> new informaon now tonight that the obama administration was given warning a month before the launch of its troubled health care web site it was not ready to go live. that is accord toing a report obtained by cmn. one warned the main contractor didn't have access to necessary monitoring tools. officials testified today on capitol hill she didn't foer see this problem. medicare and medicaid chief made an admission >> i want to apologize the web site has not worked as well as it should. >> critics of the affordable care act says the web site is just one of obamacare flaws. >> problem isn't just the web site. it's the whole law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. >> health and human services secretary will testify about the web site problem tomorrow, and is expected to vow to fix issues. >> much has been written about new ab siddized rates. important is the free care now available to more people under medical. >> this is a huge part of the story that largely is going untold. i'm glad we have an opportunity to talk about this, affordable care act ex
for the first time in 5 years, it dropped to 680 billion dollars, both the obama administration and republicans are citing their own cost cutting efforts for the dip in the deficit but economists point to several reasons including a growing economy and higher taxes on wealthy americans. >>> millions of people who use food stamps will see a cut in benefits tomorrow, the agriculture department says the payment for a family of 4 will shrink by 36 dollars a month, that is because a temporary boost from the stimulus bill is expiring. more than 47 million americans receive food stamps. >> time is 5:17, the fda says almost 7% of imported spices were contaminated with salmonella, the fda says more than 80 different types of salmonella were found during a three year period. it also says imported spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated. >> 5:17 is the time, we have sal back this morning. >> welcome back. >> thank you, dave, pam, you know it is good to be back here on my very long thursday and friday week of work but we will get through somehow. the traffic is moving along
plagued since it launched. obama administration has brought in tech experts to help and promises it will be fixed by the end of the month. >> google executive chairman says wide spread u.s. government spying will be outrageous. he told "wall street journal" google registered complaints with national security agency, president obama and members of congress he is currently in hong kong where he spoke about his company's efforts to increase internet access in north korea. >> we're trying to convince the government to open up to a little bit of the internet torch get started for benefit of the country and benefit of the government and citizens, health of the citizens so, forth. >> he says he's not certain whether efforts had impact on the government . >>> a german magazine is reporting 1dzs billion worth of art found in a munich apartment two years ago surrounded by garbage and rotting food the works are by picasso, matisse and some pieces seized from jewish owners officials declined to comment on why it's taken so long to come to light. >> a college student doesn't remember getting
they need. he said it won't be fixed until congress passes a new budget. >> the obama administration said the health care website should be working smoothly by the end of the month. experts said they were able to make progress despite computer crashes. on thursday a house committee released documents showing only six people were able to enroll on october 1st but three million tried to access it. the white house said those numbers are unofficial and said it'll release a accurate count in a couple of weeks. >>> a health care plan in alameda has been removed. it was one of 12 options available on the exchange. it was removed because it failed to get a necessary state license by the october 31st deadline. the state has told people who signed up with it that they must now pick another company. they could get back in to the exchange but it's not clear when. >>> later today there will be a covered california workshop and health fair in san jose. people will be able to get help with enrolling and also get blood pressure, dental and vision check ups. that event runs from ten to two at cherry wood
. >> the obama administration has the goal to get 7 million people to sign up by march 1,2014. >>> today is the pick of the week. clear skies out there but it's waning right now. >> waning? >> waning. don't believe me to? take a look outside. that's right. we have the move out there and indeed, it is waning. we'll have a whole new moon starting on the 3rd. michelle is like what is he talking about? >> elmer fudd, waning? ?! >>> chilly temperatures in the north bay valleys in the 30s in spots. 39 in santa rosa, 48 degrees in santa rosa, 54 in san francisco. by this afternoon, yes, we are enjoying the warmest day of the week. 70s even some upper 70s in parts of the south bay. the same with the east bay sunshine all day long. inside the bay plenty of sun in san francisco and 74 in oakland. big changes coming up for the weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. right now let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we have an ongoing situation in milpitas. northbound 680 the investigation into a fatal accident overnight continues to block the slo
about when the obama administration was warned about potential problems with the healthcare website. nancy cortes is on capitol hill where health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing congress right now. plus do you remember last month when we introduced you to the soldier who made it his mission to rescue the afghan translator who saved his life. we were there last night when that interpreter arrived in the u.s. and, boy, is this a great story? look at this. they were reunited last night at the airport. it's my favorite story of the newscast today. and trouble with the trendiest condiment. the new plant that has neighbors fired up. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. it's a seracha plant. what is it? somebody said it was a sausage. it's wrong. >> they are wrong. you have to try it. >> have some water nearby. all right. have a good day. >> they are laughing in new york. >>> okay, thanks. have a great show. 6:52. game 6 world series in boston at fenway. why getting to boston turned into a very long journey for the cardinals. we'll tell you. >>
. another headache for the obama administration. then i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >>: that's maryland taverner the person responsible for the launch of the obama care website. she faced a barrage of questions but mostly she stuck to the script. >>: we will have those numbers available in mid november. >>: some lawmakers even got heated with each other. >>: are you really serious? you have eight legitimate alternative. we've gone through 44 votes. >>: but i was just a pregame even to what is coming creek health and human service secretary kathryn sibelius testified before a different committee. she now face similar question in the sunset it will be just another opportunity for political posturing. >>: some of that will be legitimate points of view questions being asked but there'll be a lot of political theater there to greet and some of the criticism i just don't take that seriously. but many argue the criticism is warranted. i'm end pain and reporting. >>anny: president obama may have promised americans they can keep their insuranc
questions about the botched rollout. lawmakers zeroed in on what the obama administration knew -- and when it knew it. "i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. " >> reporter:the secretary was also pressed about a pledge repeated by her boss -- that if americans like their current insurance plan, they can keep it. millions may find, that's not the case. one lawmaker demanded answers for his constituents: "shawn lost his plan that he liked. and there are thousands and millions of shawns throughout this country that lost the plan we like because someone in " enough. >> reporter:the president also sought to clarify that concern -- "if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel the substandard plans, what we said under the law is you have to replace them with quality comprehensive " coverage. the administration says the health-care-dot-gov site should be working by the end of november. in washington, i'm karin caifa. >> reporter:concerns tonight the national security agency has broken in to the main communication links that connect yahoo and google data centers around t
that it plan to release later this month. the obama administration says it is working to correct the glitches and hopes to have it up and running well by the end of this month. >>> he is begging for mercy. fugitive edward snowden is pleading for international support tonight to stop what he calls america's persecution of him. a german lawmaker flew to moscow to visit the former nsa contractor who was granted asylum in russia after leaking the nsa's domestic spying programs. the lawmaker was there to discuss the recent reports also that the u.s. is also spying on germany including chancellor angela merkel. why there, the lawmaker says snowden gave him a letter in which he asks the united states to stop treating him like a traitor. the u.s. has not responded. >>> okay. call it the other push to go green. as the movement to legalize marijuana gains steam, there's one aspect of the debate that may not be getting enough attention. >> we're talking about the impact to our environment. our investigative reporter traveled across the state to expose the damage done by many pot growers. >> unfortunatel
's a live look >> the obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax the announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. when it comes to leadership and personal responsibility, president barack obama has made his stance very clear: "the buck stops with me." jim sciutto has details. are >> are >> >> reporter: president obama wouldn't confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u-s allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel -- but in an interview with the new cable network fusion, he both defended u-s intelligence activities... >> "the national security operations generally have one purpose, and that is to make sure the american people are safe." >> reporter: and conceded.. that maybe, they've gone too far. >> "i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing." >> reporter: s
, the obama administration is promising to fix the befuddled health care website. now the ceo of the first private insurance exchange is offering to help. we'll talk to him ahead. >>> a community calls for justice in northern california after a 13-year-old carrying a toy gun is shot and killed by a police deputy. was his race a factor there? we'll talk to a civil rights leader who's joining the call. >>> and later, hip-hop, humor and public health. it's today's "big idea." >>> we're going to start in the west where travelers at los angeles international airport are seeing an increased security presence today. it could be days before the airport returns to normal after friday's shooting that left a tsa officer dead and others wounded. nbc's miguel almaguer has been covering the story for us over the last day. good day to you, miguel, and what's the latest? >> reporter: good afternoon. we know that terminal three where the investigation is taking place where the shooting happens remains shut down to the public. they are allowing some passengers who were inside that terminal during the shooti
their policies canceled and that the obama administration has known about that for three years. according to nbc news up to 14 million people who buy their health insurance individually will receive a cancellation letter in the next year because the current policies don't meet the standards laid out by the new law. the white house told nbc that people whose policies will be canceled will in most cases be automatically shifted to plans with better protections. >>> and peter lee, the director of california's health insurance exchange, says he will not reveal how many californians have enrolled in the covered healthcare plan until mid-november. but he says once the figures are posted, they will be very detailed, broken down by city, age of enrollees and which kind of plans they've selected. >>> 7:10. the defensive coordinate for the oakland raiders has apologized for the obscene gesture he made on the field in sunday's game against the steelers. now, he made that gesture twice while protesting a referee's call in the third quarter of the raiders' 21-18 win over the steelers. there it is. he says he
with the troubled obama care website. cbs muze confirms the top contractor sent the obama administration sent a memo three weeks warning the site had not been tested. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is testifying in front of the hearing. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie off the bat, sebelius apologized for the faulty website down again last night and this morning. she says contractors were to blame for the problems but also said as secretary of health and human services she is the main person accountability. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to americans you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> marilyn taverner claimed the website appeared to be ready to go right before the launch date. >> how about before october 1st was there a sense there was going to be problems with the website? >> no. there are always go
problems since it went live on october 1st. >> the obama administration said it hopes to have it operating by the end of the month. >>> kathleen sebelius was the butt of a political joke. she was there to talk about the healthcare act and presented her with the book. websites for dummies to poke help. she quickly passed the book off to an aide without commenting. >>> it is a first for west point. >> it hosted the first wedding for two men. this is a picture of larry chote iii and his couple. >> they he met through a friend after graduation. back in 2012, they hosted two same sex weddings but they were both women. >>> hall mark is apologizing for changing the wording of on a well nobody ornament. it says don we now our fun apparel. >> it should say don we now our gay apparel. >> they have received negative comments about the change. and she said no one was ever oftenned by them and so shouldn't have been changed. >>> this is the website trip adviser and rated them number 2 for favorite restaurant insist the u.s. >> it is at north point street and number 1 is glickio and sons which is in new
of nature. >> it certainly is. . kier simmons in london. thank you. >>> two senior obama administration officials will be on capitol hill this week to face tough questions about the troubled health care enrollment website. the house weighs and means committee wants to know what went wrong and whether the administration can be trusted to fix it. the committee will hear today from marilynn tabner, and the health and human services chairman. >>> police in colorado are searching for a predator this morning who they say tried to take an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom in the middle of the night. this happened in aurora, colorado. police say the suspect broke into a house through a window. the girl screamed, and she managed to get away. she got the attention of her father who then chased the suspect into an alley where he got a glimpse of his car, but the suspect managed to drive away. the girl was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> penn state university reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with 26 of the victims of the assistant football coach jerry sandusky. they'll shooef
, the first administration official to appear since the botched rollout of the obama care website, apologized. but insisted to an incredulous audience that the system is working. >> the system is right now working? >> i'm saying it is working, just not at the speed we want or the success rate we want. >> how do you not know how many people enrolled? >> chairman camp, we'll have those numbers in november. >> reporter: the president spokesperson emphasized that those losing their coverage are getting better plans and sometimes subsidies. he seemed to rephrase the president's promise. >> if you had insurance that you liked on the individual market and you wanted to keep that insurance through 2010, '11, '12, '13, and in perpetuity and it was available, you could. >> reporter: a reminder that 80% of americans are not impacted by this because they get their insurance through their employer, medicare, or medicaid. now, secretary kathleen sebelius is on the hill for the first time tomorrow since the rollout and will face tough questions. brian? >> lisa myers starting us off from our d.c. newsroom to
administration under presidents bush and obama, who spoke to nbc michael isikoff, before the crippled site debuted some within the obama administration questioned the adequacy of its privacy protection. >> there were shortcuts taken on the quality of the information technology and they decided simply to ignore the privacy rights of americans. >> reporter: healthcare.gov privacy policy says personal data like social security numbers and financial information can be shared with local governments, private contractors, even the department of homeland security. >> we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> reporter: accepting full responsibility for the rocky rollout, president obama directly addressed the millions of americans getting health insurance cancellation letters, urging them to shop for a new plan. >> you will be getting a better deal. >> reporter: and vice president joe biden told cnn both he and the president had been assured that website was good to go. >> neither he or i are technology geeks and we assume that it was up and ready to run. >> report
obtained a new report showing the obama administration knew about problems with the health care website weeks before its launch, as cat l kathleen s heads to capitol hill toy for what's expected to be a contentious hearing. can she keep her job? >>> her hero. for the first time, the wife of a nevada teacher who was killed during that tragic school shooting speaks out. >> he has told everyone that everyone he loves and cared about, he would lay down his life for them, and that's exactly what he did that day. >> this morning, her surprising message to the gunman's family. >>> and show-steelers. the ohio state marching band's performances has the whole country talking. the story behind their amazing moves today, wednesday, october 30th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside al roker and natalie morales. savannah is out in los angeles this morning after what she told me to describe as a triumphant app
overnight. applications won't be available from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. eastern time. the obama administration wants to get the kinks worked out by the end of the month. >> we do have a warning about a sophisticated phone scam. here's how it works. scammers impersonate irs workers calling taxpayers telling them they owe money. they say it must be paid promptly with a wire transfer or preloaded debit card. they spoof the agency's phone number so it appears on your caller id and may have part of your social security number. the irs will never require a prepaid debit card or wire transfer or ask for your credit card number over the phone. >> if you're planning to fly somewhere this holiday season, book your flights now because tickets are taking off. an average ticket for a domestic flight up. airfare around the holidays will jump higher. book now before it's too late. >>> 20,000 blenders are being recalled this morning because part of the mixing blade with break off of the blenders while they're in use. they were sold online and nationwide for $130. go to the website for more information. >>> it
. >> reporter: we asked the top health care adviser to president obama how it was decided to launch the health care web site when the administration knew it had failed some key early tests? who decided to go ahead with the launch when the site crashed with fewer than 200 people on it and was the president notified that that crash occurred shortly before the october 1 launch? >> there was rigorous testing, but, major, look, there wasn't -- >> reporter: it crashed. and there had to be a decision to say go ahead once that site crashed. >> there wasn't-- it's clear now there wasn't enough testing. and the bottom line is the president of the united states last week went out in front of the american people and said here's what we're going to do to fix it. the good news, is when it's up and running we'll have until march 31 to make sure that people are covered. >> reporter: did the president know? >> we received updates in terms of the progress, and it was all systems go on october 1. >> reporter: white house advisers say consumers angered at having to switch their individual insurance policies after
is a rise in violence in syria. he's trying to convince the administration to step up their support to help them fight terrorism in iraq is having trouble convincing them. congress takes a harder line on iraq than obama sent a let tore the u.s. president asking him to be tougher on maliki. in it, they say they blame the maliki government for the rise of violence in iraq. the letter says that maliki per sues the sectarian and authority tarne agenda which strengthens them. senator mccain one of six republicans who signed the letter says that washington's assistance to iraq should be tied to a new more developed strategy in iraq. so experts know that maliki will face many challenges in trying to convince both the administration and congress to as he said in his speech make a fresh start in a complicated relationship with the u.s. in his meeting with president obama at the white house tomorrow is only one step forward on a very bumpy road. >> and the international chemical weapons watchdog group responsible for overseaing the destruction of syria's chemical weapon says they've met their deadlin
as new disclosure surface about government spying on global allies. mr. obama is calling for complete review of how our intelligence operates outside the country. among leaders whose calls were monitored german chancellor angela merkel. administration official says eavesdropping on friendly heads of state may end but no decision has been made. >>> people living along the northeast coast are remembering the nightmare that tore communities apart a year ago. vinita nair on how one of the hardest hit towns is still rebuilding from super storm sandy. >> reporter: construction crews are still hard at work in breezy point one year later removing pieces of an old foundation. at least half the neighborhood is not back in their homes after the super storm caused massive flooding and triggered an electrical fire. marty ingram was the fire chief. >> there had to be 70 homes fully engaged with flames 60 or 80 feet high. >> reporter: he spent six months rebuilding his home. >> i can't believe it's a year. it's just been a blur. >> reporter: sandy caused an estimated $50 billion in damage across the
, everybody. we asked and you answered, the question being should president obama have swapped out vice president biden for hillary clinton. no, biden has been the go to guy for dealing with the senate for the administration. no, although i love hillary, she will get her turn in 2016 and she will win. potus made the right call. hillary has plenty of career left. keep it coming on twitter and facebook. if it's friday, it's time to go and do, the spotlight on lives trying to improve others, at risk girls in new hampshire and new england, just how strong they are. for more than a decade girls at work has been putting power tools in their hand and teaching them woodworking skills. elaine, great to have you here. you're a general contractor by trade. explain how you got this idea to pass down a skill set like this to young girls. >> i think it sort of originated, i had taken a neighbor in many years ago. i needed to sign her up for summer camp. at the time as a struggling contractor, i couldn't afford the fee. so an exchange ended up i was offered a chance to teach working in a summer camp.
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